The Genesee Amateur Hockey Association (GAHA) Timbit Beginners will be participating in their end of the year “Jamboree” on Saturday, March 7th starting at 9 a.m. at the Falleti Ice Arena.
At 9 a.m. the players, ages 3 to 10, will be introduced one by one as they step onto the ice and proceed to the Blue Line for the National Anthem.
This year the Beginner Program consisted of 65 registered players. They are coached by Tim Sprague as well as many other dads, moms, family members as well as several GAHA Student Coaches serving as on-ice helpers.
Without all of this support it would be impossible to run this program.
Most of the players have been on the ice since early October. About 12 joined the program in early January. At practices they run through drills established by USA Hockey’s American Development Modules – six stations are set up around the rink and a different drill is introduced at each station. The players move from station to station.
GAHA is thankful for the sponsorship of their Beginner Program by the local Tim Horton Shop managed by Dave Lumberg. They provide the jerseys for all of the players as well as Timbit donuts for our special functions throughout the year.
For this Jamboree the players are divided into five teams denoted by the color of their jerseys and will play five 12-minute games with shifts of 2 minutes. A great time is had by all.
The Falleti Ice Arena is located at 22 Evans St. in the City of Batavia.